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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Repertoire

Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Shostakovich
Piano Concerto No.1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings
Delius
The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Sibelius
Symphony No.5

Performers

Natasha Paremski
piano
Mike Allen
trumpet
Rory Macdonald
conductor

This delectable programme of spine-tingling works opens with the Tallis Fantasia by Vaughan Williams. The majesty of the English Renaissance meets the pre-war innocence of early 20th-century England, as a theme by Thomas Tallis resonates through Vaughan Williams’ rich string textures.

In the fascinating Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings by Shostakovich, the piano dominates, but both soloists shine with quick-fire exchanges and rhythmic verve.

The Walk to the Paradise Garden, from the opera A Village Romeo and Juliet by Delius, is a gloriously seductive work, its sumptuous orchestration dripping with nostalgia.

As if this wasn’t enough, the epic Fifth Symphony by Sibelius is one of his masterpieces, building to a climactic finale with its unforgettable horn theme.

Part of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2012/13 Resident Season

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